Norwegian international Erling Haaland has been the centre of debate this summer but there’s a big chance the forward might remain unsold.
The 20-year-old striker has been in fine form for Borussia Dortmund and the German club have slapped a massive price tag on him, in the hopes that the interested clubs will move away.
And according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein, all the clubs who are keen to sign Erling Haaland this summer might wait for one more year instead of burning a hole in their pockets.
He told Sky Sports, as quoted by Football London: “There is a possibility[of a transfer] but it’s unlikely at this point because the price tag is so big. There is also a huge wage bill implication for whoever gets Haaland.
“They’d have to smash their wage bill and I think a lot of clubs are wary.
“Haaland is available next season for a fairly reasonable €75million (£64.4million) – that’s not official but it’s a pretty open secret. Whatever happens this season, it would really have to force Dortmund’s hand in a way that they can’t say no.
“I think that could be even beyond the wealthiest clubs in Europe this summer.”
Erling Haaland to remain at Borussia Dortmund?
As per reports, BVB want around £150 million for the sale of Erling Haaland and big Premier League sides such as Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea have all registered an interest in him.
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While all these sides are very much capable of paying the demanded sum but we doubt if they will be ready to splash so much money on the Norwegian, especially if the talks of this release clause are true.
Mino Raiola is desperate to take his client to a new club this summer but we are not sure if the English clubs will be ready to pay so much when he can be available for half of the demanded price next year.
Everyone thought Erling Haaland would see a slump in form after moving to the Bundesliga but he’s maintained his fine form in Germany as well, scoring 27 goals in 28 league games for Dortmund this past season.